Antonio Brown issued yet another lengthy statement on social media Friday essentially begging NFL teams to give him another shot, and several New England Patriots players rushed to show support for him once again.
In his latest Instagram post, Brown acknowledged some of his past mistakes and called his behavior “inexcusable.” He also said he regrets the way he handled himself after “false information and allegations” came out.
“I do take full responsibility for my actions and I’m working everyday to repair what I broke,” Brown wrote. “I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance. To the organizations that I offended, I offer my sincere apology to you and my hope is that you forgive me and help me move on from this minor setback. I look forward to competing and helping a team reach their goals.”
As has often been the case when Brown posts on social media this season, a number of prominent Patriots players “liked” the post. Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, James White and Stephon Gilmore were among them.
Tom Brady and several other prominent Patriots players once again showed support for Antonio Brown’s latest Instagram apology (via IG: jayward09) pic.twitter.com/GIS1vXSpQi
— Steve DelVecchio (@SteveDelSports) December 6, 2019
Brown’s latest apology was more general than the one he issued a few weeks ago, which was directed at the Patriots. Several players “liked” that post as well, and there have been reports that players and coaches in New England would welcome the star receiver back.
Brown had ripped Robert Kraft in a since-deleted tweet when the team released him back in September, and he recently reposted something from a fan that included criticism of the Patriots owner. He also showed love to Tom Brady with a post, and the Patriots could certainly use him with their offense struggling.
In all likelihood, Brown is going to have to wait until the offseason to sign with a team. The NFL still has not announced whether or not he will be suspended, but he probably will be at some point.